W San Francisco

W San Francisco

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181 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
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Free WiFi
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Business Center
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Pets Allowed
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Local from San Francisco

Very centrally located hotel. Loud music in the lobby at nights - great for hanging out. If you are into nightlife, fun, and a bit of darkness, this is your spot!

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Revel in the electric energy of W San Francisco. Ring in 2016 with Style and Splendor in celebration of New Year’s Eve 2016 at W San Francisco Hotel on Thursday, 31st December 2015, at 9:00 PM. San Francisco is an extremely popular destination for New Year’s Eve.

Purchase W SF NYE Tickets now to guarantee your biggest, craziest, most decadent New Years’ experience at W San Francisco NYE. Tickets available now online at -- http://ticketvibe.com/wsf

W Hotel SF New Year’s party is the most popular destination in San Francisco to celebrate New Year’s Eve. This NYE event always is slam packed and sold out fast! Revel in the electric energy of W San Francisco. Join us in the Innovative Living Room, Upstairs Bar and Lounge, and Great Room. Don’t miss the Luxury and the life that we all want to experience this New Year’s Eve. Enjoy LIVE deejay sets by San Francisco top deejays while indulging in a four hour sponsored premium hosted bar. Be one of the many privileged VIP guests and indulge in the VIP bar treatment happening at the Exclusive VIP Lounge with private bar and Mixologist!

Your New Year’s Eve plans have been officially set! So get ready for a celebration of sheer nightlife indulgence at its absolute finest. Party favors, surprise pop ups and one massive countdown that will be second to no other in America’s favorite city and world renowned hotel, W San Francisco Hotel. For more information, contact Jamie Barren at (310) 749-9029, or online at www.newyearsnightlife.net

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New Delhi

the room i stayed in had really really thin walls. i could hear the girls next door laughing and cackling all night. for the price, i expected more in terms of the room and service

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Local from San Francisco

I am an SPG member and was surprised that I was charged for Wifi! The carpet was a little wet when I got there.. probably because it had just been washed hopefully! It was my birthday and they sent a really cute chocolate cake so that was really thoughtful of them. Overall a comfortable and relaxing stay. The room decor isn't as trendy as it used to be so if you are looking for that, perhaps it would be better to stay somewhere else.

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Local from San Francisco

Many cool parties and events here. Very modern trendy contemporary type hotel rooms. Expensive place to stay but definitely a very nice experience.

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The W is great for everything except maybe it's crowd. Their bar is great for after work drinks if you feel like being classy and not really talking to anyone except the people you came with. The crowd is very "tech company guys from Soma" and they aren't the best to "mingle" with. However, their drinks and wine selection are great, if maybe a bit pricey. And the decor and atmosphere are super upscale and pretty.

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Menlo Park

Swanky San Francisco hotel that is centrally located to many shops, restaurants and nightlife. Has a pretty cool bar and is frequented by techies and people in town for conferences. Sometimes they throw big events (news years party, Halloween party, etc.) which can be pretty fun. It's a bit pricey but you get what you pay for!

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Santa Monica

The W, a gorgeous hotel near just about everything good in SOMA. Want to go to a park? Go to Yerba Buena across the street. Feeling a bit Spanish? Go to Thirsty Bear Brewing Company across the other street for some tapas and flamenco on Sunday nights. Museum lover? MOMA is a block away. Room on fire? The firehouse is right next door!

Gorgeous, modern interior. The room feels like you're bathing in luxury with a view from the top. Even if you already live here, take the words from Tom Havorford of Parks & Rec - Treat yo'self. Get a martini or three at the bar while you're at it.

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Local from San Francisco

The W SF has convenient location right on the main throughway, 3rd Street. The hotel is very chic and is consistent with other W brands with its trendy and fun vibe. Several of their suites were updated recently and they would be great to hire out for private parties and am sure that's what the managers had in mind.

The newly renovated suites is consistent with the newly renovated lobby and mezzanine bar to extend that party. The "living room" has opened up both upstairs and in the lobby area.

The W probably has the best hotel party-feel bar, in terms of trendiness and fun vibe, in SF.

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San Luis Obispo

Though some of the W hotels worldwide are too-hip and tired, this branch is different. In SoMa, it's a sexy launching pad for city and bayfront explorations, and though parking is expensive, it's well-connected to public transit. Plus, the location is less hectic and touristed than Union Square hotels.

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Came here for a party once at XYZ. Service was great and their Bloody Marys are pretty good. Prices are high, as one can expect from a W Hotel. I know the bar area is a popular spot for swankier locals as well as visitors.

Located conveniently near Yerba Buena Gardens, staying at the W Hotel gets you easy access to the mall, Union Square, loads of public transportation options and the great dining options in the SoMA district.

If you’re new to town and are looking for nearby dining options, I’d recommend Thirsty Bear for organic, house-brewed beer and California-influenced tapas. For a cheaper experience, Chevy’s nearby (yes, the chain) is always fun. If you’re looking for fancier fare, Pazzia, the Italian restaurant, is your best bet. It’s owned by a chef from Florence and it’s been recommended to me by several Italian friends.

Finally, if you’re staying this close to the Museum of Modern Art, do yourself a favor and visit it at least once!

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Menlo Park

Our top choice for a trendy luxury hotel. The staff treats each client like a valued guest, and the hip clientele feels right at home. You're just steps away from the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), Union Square, and many of the city's top attractions. (If you'd like to go further afield, just ask for a personal ride in their fleet of Acuras.) Nice touches like Bliss spa toiletries, a DJ spinning tunes in the bar 'til late, and a small lap pool add to the trendy luxuriousness.

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Local from San Francisco

I've stayed here several years ago and thought it was a great experience, but honestly it was so long ago I can't really provide many details.

However as a relatively new resident to SF I have visited several times to grab some drinks and dinner. The W is a nice spot, but the drinks can be quite pricey (which is expected).

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I have had the burger and it was quite good. It was very flavorful and tasty. Our only complaint was that it wasn't cooked the way we wanted. As a party of 3 we ordered 1 rare and 2 medium-rare, but all came out medium-well to well done. Luckily the burger was nicely seasoned, because we still enjoyed it. I can't imagine how delicious they'd be if cooked correctly!

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Local from San Francisco

I haven't stayed in this hotel so I can't judge it properly. I have however been to the bar a good few times and found it pretty good in atmosphere but fairly underwhelming decor-wise. Big fan of the location however - right next to Yerba Buena, the Moscone centre etc.

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Yorba Linda

Hands down the french toast at the W through room service is the best. Get a high floor and ask for the view of the bridge. The rooms are super comfortable and hip. The bar downstairs is always buzzing during the weekend. Lastly, utilize the free car service to go shopping and hit restaurants around the area. You'll save cab fare one way and you don't have to deal with crazy SF parking fees!

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Los Angeles, California

Revel in the electric energy of W San Francisco. Ring in 2013 with Style and Splendor Monday, December 31st 2012 / 9pm-2am
New Years Eve 2013 at W San Francisco (181 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103)

Featuring: The Trent Cantrelle Experience

GET TICKETS AT HUGE DISCOUNT ONLINE TODAY ASAP AT http://wsfnye2013-jb.eventbrite.com
For more info, contact Jamie Barren (310) 749-9029. Follow Us for VIP offers, events and more at http://twitter.com/jamiebarren

Find out about BEST NYE 2013 PARTIES online at http://www.facebook.com/hollywoodnewyears

Join us in the Innovative Living Room, Upstairs Bar & Lounge, and Grand Room. Don't miss the Luxury and the life that we all want to experience this New Year’s Eve.

Enjoy LIVE DJ Sets by six top San Francisco's DJs while indulging in a 4 Hour Premium Open Bar from 9:30PM-1:30AM. Be one of the many privileged VIP guests and indulge in the VIP bar treatment in Exclusive VIP Lounge with private bar and Mixologist.

Your New Years Eve plans have been officially set! So get ready for a celebration of sheer Nightlife indulgence at its absolute finest. Party favors, 3 midnight balloon drops & a countdown that will be 2nd to no other in America's favorite city and world renown hotel the W San Francisco!

6 DJs Preforming House & Top 40 | 5 Rooms of Music | 4 Hour Premium Open Bar
3 Amazing Floors | 2 Dynamite Lounges & a Patio | 1 Spectacular Countdown
TABLE SERVICE PACKAGES & GROUP RATES AVAILABLE

Living Room / Sexy House Opening Act by: DJ Audio 1 ( House Nation) and Trent Cantrelle (Coachella & EDC)
Outside Patio / Electro Mashups by: DJ G - The Generalist (Mixcrate Star) vs Brand Spankin New
Industry Room / TOP 40 & Club Anthems by DJ Twin Spin (Rev 927)
Grand Room / House - Live 2x4 Set by: Eddy Santana & Adam Cova
VIP Exclusive Lounge by: Darker Daze

Dress attire: Black Tie preferred but not required
Don't Drink & Drive. Settle into one of the luxurious rooms and take the Elevator Home

W SAN FRANCISCO Accommodations available at: http://wsanfrancisco.com

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West Los Angeles

It's really cute and modern, although a bit on the small side (that's SF for ya). It's in a great location that's within reach of a lot of great spots.

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Woodland Hills

I love to stay here when I come to SF. The upgrade to a corner room with a view is worth it: so romantic!

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Los Angeles

I've been a bit torn on my review for W San Fran - I stayed here for a couple nights because I wanted to be in the Union Square area for the Nike Women's Marathon.

I was on the 31st floor in room 3109 - right near an ice machine, which was my request.

However, each night was quite noisy and it was not due to the ice machine. The walls are very thin and I could hear every word of every ones conversation in the room next door, below me and outside the hallway. I could hear whatever they had on their TV, their phone ringing etc. and at one point "Call me maybe" was playing for a really long time - I love the song, but not in the middle of the night when I'm trying to get a good nights rest. It was certainly the most noisy hotel I have ever stayed at in San Fran.

I did email the GM a few days before my stay to request the tub be filled with ice for an ice bath after the marathon and when I returned to my room, this was done. I really appreciate them reading their emails and request and following through although I did not have a reply to my email the request was seen through which was very nice.

I had asked for early check a few days before my arrival and the morning of since my flight was arriving early and I knew I'd need to rest up before the marathon but unfortunately I was not called until 3:30PM to tell me my room was ready - so much for that!

There is Fiji water for $5 a bottle in the room or a bottle of complimentary water which was nice, I was able to fill my water bottles for the marathon the morning of.

The kitchen is not open 24 hours everyday, however it is on the weekends - good to know! When you need to eat something small very early.

One of the staff members in the lobby on Saturday morning must have woke up on the wrong side of the bed or she was just a bitch! being a card holding member of the same club, I have no problem saying so - but I had been up since the crack of dawn, to my parents house, to the airport, taken a shuttle, train and taxi to get this hotel and when I asked her for directions to the NWM expo in Union Square (which the lobby staff should know if 25,000 people are racing in it tomorrow, and many staying at their hotel) she kept asking me for an address or location. I told her it was in the center or Union Square and if she could direct me there - she rattled off directions once as if I lived in San Fran and knew exactly where I was going, when I asked her again to ensure I heard her correctly she got totally pissed off and irritated. Which is just ridiculous - it was first thing in the morning and no one else was checking in, so for her to kindly provide me directions when I'm asking shouldn't have been such a big deal. Starting off my stay here with this attitude and then calling me after 3:30P for my check in - did not leave a good taste in my mouth.

I probably will not be staying here again. I did like the privacy and key card access in the elevator so any old random isn't allowed on to sleeping room floors.

The lobby was ok - I sat there for a moment to move some stuff around throughout my bags before leaving them with the bell desk.

It's also easy to grab a cab right out front. They are right next to SFMOMA which is nice but I wasn't overly impressed with any aspect of the place.

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Los Angeles

One of my fave places to stay in the city. Great location, right by Samovar :) and easy access to BART.

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Amenities

Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Computer station
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge)
Dining & Drinks
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
Fitness & Recreation
  • Concierge services
  • MP3 docking station
  • Spa services on site
  • Full-service spa
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
Parking
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Offsite parking discounted rates available
Accessibility
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Traveling with Children
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
Pets
  • Maximum number of pets per room 1
  • Pets allowed
  • Only dogs are allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Smoke-free property
  • Elevator/lift
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms 6
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • ATM/banking
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Conference center
Bath
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
Bed
  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Down comforter
  • Pillow menu
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
In-Room Dining
  • Minibar
  • Room service (24 hours)
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Cable TV service
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • Pay movies
Housekeeping
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Bathrobes
  • Heating
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 404
  • Number of floors - 31
  • Year Built 1999
  • Express check-out
  • Express check-in
Other Policies
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
W San Francisco

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Aliases: W SF, W Hotel San Francisco

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